Frequently Asked Questions

What Services Do you Offer?

DR Lucy Burns is a registered GP who is member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She is also an accredited Lifestyle Physician and has a certificate in hypnotherapy. As such she can deliver all aspects of medical care. 

Her main interest however is in lifestyle medicine and using a holistic approach to prevent and treat disease. Epiphany Medical Weight Loss is one arm of her medical practice. 

How much is the Program?

The program is run over 6-8 sessions and is tailored to your requirements. Some people need more time to understand the low carb diet and how it fits into their lifestyle. Other people need  to spend more time understanding why they eat and how to prevent and manage lapses. Dr Lucy Burns's approach is one of collaboration. She will work with to discuss how the program and the consultations can fit into your busy lifestyle.

  • There are no upfront fees.
  • Payment occurs at the time of each consultation.
  • Consultations run between 30-60 minutes. 
  • The out of pocket expense after medicare is usually between $40 and $60

Do you Bulk Bill?

Dr Burns has set aside a number of places each week for patients with financial hardship. This includes pensioners and health care card holders. Please let the reception staff know if you  hold a concession card and they will let you know if there is a booking available. If Dr Burns is currently fully committed, you can be placed on the waitng list and  we will ring you when a place becomes available

Who can Dr Burns help?

Dr Burns treats all patients. Her program is tailored whether you have 5 kgs or 105 kg to lose. Naturally if you have more weight to lose, you may need to see her for longer. She will be with you every step of the way.

The Epiphany Medical Weigh Loss Program is perfect for patients with

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Infertilty
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Impending surgery
  • Long term Obesity
  • Thyroid issues
  • Auto immune and inflammatory conditions

What happens on the first visit?

  • Dr Burns will take a full history and discuss your lifestyle and weight loss goals.
  • Wear comfy clothes as you will be weighed and measured as part of your initial assessment. This can be a bit confronting but you are taking the first steps to looking after your health. You can look forward to feeling better from each day on.
  • Please bring a list of any medications, vitamins or supplements you are on. 
  • She is likely to order some baseline blood tests.
  • You will be given food lists for the lowcarb lifestyle as well as meal ideas so you cant start straight away. 

What if Im already doing Low Carb/Keto?

Thats Great! You have already mastered the first step to ongoing and permanent weight loss. You may only need 4 -5 visits-again it is very flexible. The Epiphany Medical Weight Loss program is wholistic program and will look at all the aspects of your life that contribute to weight gain or impair weight loss.